Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Exposing Misleading Anti-Choice Fake Abortion Clinics

I was terrified and appreciative when the premiere season of the L-word had a scene on fake abortion clinics. Basically, a woman comes in to have an abortion, but instead of being counseled and having the operation, she is harassed and told why she shouldn't have one. See the clip from the L-Word here. Below is an excerpt from a recent article of the real life side of the issue.

According to a recent Planned Parenthood email, a 17-year-old girl mistakenly walked into a crisis pregnancy center thinking it was Planned Parenthood, which was next door. "The group took down the girl's confidential personal information and told her to come back for her appointment, which they said would be in their 'other office' (the real Planned Parenthood office nearby)."

When she showed up for her nonexistent appointment, she was met by the police, who had been erroneously tipped that a minor was being forced to abort. The crisis pregnancy center staff followed up this harassment by staking out the girl's house, phoning her father at work, and even talking to her classmates about her pregnancy, urging them to harass her.

I contacted Jennifer Jorczak of Planned Parenthood of Indiana to verify this story, and while she was unable to provide details out of respect for the patient's privacy, she confirmed that everything in the initial action alert email was true.

This humiliating and frustrating experience seems, by all accounts, to await more American women in the near future. And the best part? It's funded by your tax dollars.

Full story

(h/t to cole at Jvoices)

1 comment:

feygele said...

Holy crap, this is disgusting and horrifying!